Onions

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and w... more

Peri & Sons Farms achieves SCS certification

A growing onion farming operation based in Nevada continued to move up the charts as an industry leader in 2016. Peri & Sons Farms has been growing, pack... more

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Cornell’s Christy Hoepting wins Excellence in IPM award

Christy Hoepting grew up on a small farm north of Toronto, Ontario. Enrolling at the University of Guelph, a top-tier ag school, was a natural fit. An... more »

UGA professor Ron Gitaitis named to Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame

Environmental Sciences, was inducted into the Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame by the Vidalia Onion Committee at the committee’s annual awards banquet, he... more »

Wiskerke Onions unveils pre-peeled onions

Netherlands-based Wiskerke Onions introduced the "Naked Onion" at Fruit Logistica. The “Naked Onion” is peeled right after it is harvested. Tha... more »

Peri & Sons Farms achieves SCS certification

A growing onion farming operation based in Nevada continued to move up the charts as an industry leader in 2016. Peri & Sons Farms has been gro... more »

Stockton’s Timorex Gold now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The... more »

Growers urged to be on lookout for invasive onion pest

An insect that attacks onions, leeks, garlic and related crops may be emerging now in parts of Pennsylvania, and growers should be prepared to take me... more »

Christopher Ranch launches new website

Christopher Ranch has launched a new, consumer-friendly website that will allow for consumers to more personally connect with the brand, according to ... more »

Late spring gives Michigan onion growers weed problems

All dry bulb onions should be planted by now. Planting onions after May 10 results in smaller bulbs and smaller total yields. If fields intended for o... more »

Allium leafminer detected in Pennsylvania

The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been detected and confirmed from infested leeks and onions in Lancaster County, ... more »

Bakker given Distinguished Service Award

John Bakker, executive director of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, the Michigan Onion Committee and the Michigan Carrot Committee, received the... more »


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